It was announced last year, intended to be published in the Spring that is behind us. Looks like there was a little delay but now Craig Thompson‘s new comic book series Ginseng Roots has been solicited from Uncivilized Comics to be published in September.
His first serialised story, he intends it to be published bimonthly and will mix his own life working as a ginseng farmer alongside stories of the history of root.
He stated “For a decade of our childhood, [my brother Phil] and I toiled in Wisconsin farms. Weeding and harvesting ginseng—an exotic medicinal herb that fetched huge profits in China—funded our youthful obsession with comic books. Comics in turn, allowed us to escape our rural, working class trappings.”
GINSENG ROOTS #1
(W) Craig Thompson (A/CA) Craig Thompson
From ages 10 to 20, Craig Thompson (the author of Blankets) and his little brother Phil, toiled in Wisconsin farms. Weeding and harvesting ginseng-a medicinal herb that fetched huge profits in China-funded Craig’s youthful obsession with comic books. Now, for the first time in his career, Thompson is working in serial form, in a bimonthly comic book series. Part memoir, part travelogue, part essay, all comic book, Ginseng Roots explores class divide, agriculture, holistic healing, the 300 year long trade relationship between China and North America, childhood labor, and the bond between two brothers.In Shops: Sep 25, 2019
Might need to change the month on the cover…